6th Annual Integrative Nursing Conference
Rediscovering Your Path: Healing Our Patients, Healing Ourselves.
April 29, 2016 | 8:00am-4:00pm
Tirrell Room | 254 Quarry Street | Quincy, MA
Keynote: Recovering the Heart and Soul of Nursing – Janet Quinn, PhD, RN, FAAN – Tirrell Room
Nurses practicing within the integrative nursing framework have the opportunity to recover the heart and soul of nursing by reclaiming their roots as healers in the lineage of Florence Nightingale. In an integrative approach, nurses recognize, cultivate and use the full potential of the self-as-healer to facilitate healing and wholeness. This presentation will examine the nature of healing (vs) curing and will describe multiple ways in which nurses facilitate healing through the power of their person and their presence. Nurses will be guided to remember, based on current research evidence, that what has heart and meaning is also, still, very good medicine.
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breathe, Move, Connect: Breathe Practice Module – Betsy Simmons, MPH, RYT – Elks Club Quarry Room
“Breathe-Move-Connect” provides skills, tools, and support for practice to help BMC staff become more resilient in the face of stress. Module 1, Breathe, reviews how we respond to stress, teaches 3 evidence-based skills for reducing stress through our breath, and offers tools to support daily practice. Bring your ideas and practices to share–how you breathe, move and connect in your life!
Embodied Nursing: How to find your ground, move from center and embody healing presence - Alison Shaw, NP, HNB-BC, LMT – Tirrell Room
In this workshop physiological and emotional effects of the stress response will be reviewed and participants will identify their “personal stress response”; the habitual unconscious physical and energetic posture they fall into under stress. Drawing from the ancient body based philosophies of Yoga, Aikido and Tai chi and the modern models of Core Energetics, Somatics, Embodied Leadership, and Brennan Healing Science, participants will be led in bodymind awareness and movement exercises to identify how their body postures their mental and emotional state. They will learn a set of grounding and centering practices that create a posture of authentic healing presence. Participants will be guided in individual body awareness exercises, diads and group exercises involving movement and mindfulness. Participant will develop a personal plan for incorporating techniques in clinical practice and personal life. (Repeated at 12:30)
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breathe, Move, Connect: Movement Practice Module – Betsy Simmons, MPH, RYT – Elks Club Quarry Room
Module 2, “Move” also reviews fundamentals of how we respond to stress, teaches 3 movement sequences that build resiliency, and offers support for daily practice. These modules are being taught as part of a larger pilot for BMC staff that will help clinical and non-clinical staff to reduce stress, enhance resiliency and self-care, and prevent burnout. Bring your ideas and practices to share–how you breathe, move and connect in your life!
Embodied Nursing: How to find your ground, move from center and embody healing presence – Alison Shaw, NP, HNB-BC, LMT – Tirrell Room
Plenary/Endnote: Habitats for Healing: Where Nurses Thrive and Patients Heal – Janet Quinn, PhD, RN, FAAN – Tirrell Room
The purpose of this presentation is to inspire and energize nurses to re-vision their work environments as Habitats for Healing in which they, as well and their patients and other staff, are able to live fully, thrive and grow. Habitats for Healing are practice environments, guided by nursing’s theoretical frameworks, in which nursing staff are supported in caring for themselves while offering excellent, integrative nursing care that supports both healing and curing. This presentation provides an overview of the Habitat for Healing model developed by Quinn; proposes a critical role for nurses in re-imagining the health care system, and guides nurses in applying selected strategies and skills for resilience and self-care.
Closing and Evaluation